Recycled Materials

DIY: Learn How to Make a Beautiful Braided Rug from Old Fabric

DIY: Learn How to Make a Beautiful Braided Rug from Old Fabric

Image © Martin Labar If you've ever cringed when your bare toes have come into contact with a freezing floor first thing in the morning, you can probably appreciate how much difference a rug can make

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Nailed Succession Stool Made from 12,000 Staples is a Prickly Pincushion Seat

Nailed Succession Stool Made from 12,000 Staples is a Prickly Pincushion Seat

From afar, Farg & Blanche’s gorgeous stool looks round and plush. But on closer inspection 'Nailed Succession' could double as a torture device for the would-be sitter. Shown at the London Design

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Cardboard Glasses and Toilet Brush Lamps Amuse and Provoke at Designersblock at London Design Festival 2013

Cardboard Glasses and Toilet Brush Lamps Amuse and Provoke at Designersblock at London Design Festival 2013

Experiments in lighting were especially striking at Designersblock, with designer Natalie Simpson crafting lamps out of everyday items like whisks, household brushes and hangers. WALTERWORKs transformed

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Prefab Jean-Claude Carrière Theater Pops Up in Montpellier, France

Prefab Jean-Claude Carrière Theater Pops Up in Montpellier, France

The building is oriented perpendicular to the axis of Montpellier’s historic district such that it does not disturb the area's overall composition and communication trajectories. The theater expands on

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Breezy, Hammock-Shaped Paraguayan Home is the Perfect Place for an Afternoon Siesta

Breezy, Hammock-Shaped Paraguayan Home is the Perfect Place for an Afternoon Siesta

Casa Hamaca's structure was built to follow the form of the classic Catenary Curve. Located in hot and humid Paraguay, the home measures 860 square feet and it is open to the elements. The project's name

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400,000 Plastic Sandals Upcycled Into Colorful Oceanside Sculptures

400,000 Plastic Sandals Upcycled Into Colorful Oceanside Sculptures

Although ocean beaches are one of the most beautiful parts of nature, they're also the place we're most likely to come face to face with the ugly side of overconsumption. Beaches around the world are

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Dallas’ Design District Gets Two Colorful Dumpster Pools!

Dallas’ Design District Gets Two Colorful Dumpster Pools!

Without a single splash in sight this year, we thought that dumpster pools had entered the dark ages. But just last month Progressive Waste Solutions proved us wrong by hosting an event in Dallas' design

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H Arquitectes’ Gorgeous Wooden House 205 is Designed for Disassembly

H Arquitectes’ Gorgeous Wooden House 205 is Designed for Disassembly

The geometrical wooden House 205 stands firmly within a thicket of trees and bushes. Designed to have a minimal footprint on the ground it sits, the structure is built on a natural rocky platform atop

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La Fabrique: Pavilion Built with Recycled Windows Draws Inspiration from Silent Movies

La Fabrique: Pavilion Built with Recycled Windows Draws Inspiration from Silent Movies

The idea of introducing spontaneity into the process of building resulted in a structure that looks a bit like a garden folly. With help from their clients, the architects collected windows from

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Willem Heeffer’s Up-Cycled Washing Machine Drum Lamps are Made with a Clean Conscience

Willem Heeffer’s Up-Cycled Washing Machine Drum Lamps are Made with a Clean Conscience

Used washing machine drums are given a new life by designer Willem Heeffer as retro lamps with a sweet powder coated finish. Aptly named 'Drums', these pendants seems to hover in the air suspended by

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From DIY Bikes to 3D-Printed Guns: Adhocracy is a Cultural Revolution in Making at the London Design Festival

From DIY Bikes to 3D-Printed Guns: Adhocracy is a Cultural Revolution in Making at the London Design Festival

The Adhocracy exhibition features products and concepts that show the wide range of developments in this new industrial revolution - from digital fabrication to open design to distributed manufacturing.

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Bosso Fataka Turns Trash into Playful Art Installations Across Berlin

Bosso Fataka Turns Trash into Playful Art Installations Across Berlin

The group has been collaborating since 2011 and their portfolio of waste artwork already includes an ambitious car hull suspended using 70 rolls of cling wrap between two walls. Lengths of plastic are

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DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

The first leaves of autumn have begun to fall, and although it's not officially fall yet, you may be feeling a bit of crispness in the air in the early morning or after sunset. Days will soon grow

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Bjorke Arkitektur’s Trond Clubhouse Has a Comfy Lounge Made From Recycled Soccer Goals

Bjorke Arkitektur’s Trond Clubhouse Has a Comfy Lounge Made From Recycled Soccer Goals

The Trond Clubhouse by Bjørke Arkitektur recently received the 2013 Trondheim Architecture Award. The project was initiated and partly built by the local community, and it aims to establish a year-round

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Giant Neon Recycled Snails Will Invade Sydney’s Streets This Month

Giant Neon Recycled Snails Will Invade Sydney’s Streets This Month

This month, an invasion of snails will over take the streets of Sydney, but don't panic—these snails are not your common backyard pests. Giant, neon, and irresistibly fun, these colorful snails will be

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Modern Silicom House in Madrid Peeks Out from a Leafy Allotment

Modern Silicom House in Madrid Peeks Out from a Leafy Allotment

The Silicom House peeks out from a gentle slope in Madrid that is surrounded by the allotment's luscious greenery. The family home sits in a sunk-in design and to access it one has to go around gorgeous

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The Gorgeous Stola Table Lamp is Made from 100% Recycled PET Plastic

The Gorgeous Stola Table Lamp is Made from 100% Recycled PET Plastic

The gorgeous Stola Table Lamp is one of the most beautiful recycled material lamps out there. Made by design company Actual SF, the accordion style structure is constructed from 100% recycled P.E.T. and

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BARNagain Solar-Powered Home Built With Family’s Own Reclaimed Wood

BARNagain Solar-Powered Home Built With Family’s Own Reclaimed Wood

Family barns in southwestern New York were deconstructed and the material was saved, milled and shipped 65 miles to the north to Southern Tier where the new home would be. The reclaimed wood was used for

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AluMosaics Artist Jeff Ivanhoe Replicates Famous Faces and Scenes Using Just Aluminum Cans

AluMosaics Artist Jeff Ivanhoe Replicates Famous Faces and Scenes Using Just Aluminum Cans

AluMosaics is an art form that transforms aluminium cans, hand-cut into tiles, into stunning works of art. Founded by artist Jeff Ivanhoe long ago, AluMosaics combines and inspires recycling with

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Branch Studio’s Recycled Corrugated Iron Workspace Ages Gracefully

Branch Studio’s Recycled Corrugated Iron Workspace Ages Gracefully

Branch Studio's Nicholas Russo and Brad Wray constructed their countryside office in Victoria with old corrugated iron collected from the paddocks surrounding the site. In contrast with its rough

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CityHEART is an Interactive Sculpture Made from Upcycled Bicycle Wheels

CityHEART is an Interactive Sculpture Made from Upcycled Bicycle Wheels

Architect and artist Casey Milbrand wrote a love letter to his hometown of Buffalo by creating a gorgeous upcycled sculpture called CityHEART. Made from twenty five disused bicycle wheels, the

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Temporary Story Tower Made With Recycled Materials Offers Free Book Exchange in Latvia

Temporary Story Tower Made With Recycled Materials Offers Free Book Exchange in Latvia

Modeled after a giant wooden lamp and made entirely from donated and recycled materials, the Story Tower has a roof of 2250 shingles made from Tetra-Pak milk cartons folded and assembled like tiles on top

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Couple Leave Their Jobs to Build a Recycled Windows Love Nest

Couple Leave Their Jobs to Build a Recycled Windows Love Nest

To make their dreamlike home and watch the sun set over the mountains, the romantic duo came up with the idea of building the whole facade from windows. That way they will get plenty of natural light in,

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Beijing’s Cola-Bow Turns 17,000 Plastic Coke Bottles Into a Curvaceous Shelter

Beijing’s Cola-Bow Turns 17,000 Plastic Coke Bottles Into a Curvaceous Shelter

As its name suggests, Penda's fantastic plastic arch was designed for Coca-Cola China (unfortunately and ironically). The creative studio collected used bottles from universities around Beijing to make

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Nike’s Shanghai Concept Store is Made With 50,000 Old CDs, 5,500 Used Soda Cans

Nike’s Shanghai Concept Store is Made With 50,000 Old CDs, 5,500 Used Soda Cans

Everything inside Nike’s newest concept store in Shanghai is made from trash,except for the products on sale of course. Taiwanese architectural firm Miniwiz Sustainable Development Ltd. used 5,500 soda

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Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Perhaps the most badass villain in this universe is Darth Vader, and that's the reason why DIYers have created so many projects revolving around this Star Wars bad guy. Above is one creation that turns

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Solomon’s Castle: a 12,000-Square-Foot Fort Made From Recycled Materials in the Swamps of Florida

Solomon’s Castle: a 12,000-Square-Foot Fort Made From Recycled Materials in the Swamps of Florida

Artist Howard Solomon has fulfilled every kid’s dream by building himself a castle out of recycled materials! Located in Ona, Florida, this 12,000-square-foot home has it all-a moat, dungeon, gardens,

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Burnt Down Thermal Spa in Chile Turned into an Eco-Luxe Pixelated Hotel

Burnt Down Thermal Spa in Chile Turned into an Eco-Luxe Pixelated Hotel

The Alto Nevados Hotel in Chillan is mainly constructed from steel and designed as a pixelated box volume standing out among the gorgeous Andes Mountains. Its unique facade was made from old wooden boards

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DIY: How to Knit or Crochet “Swiffer” Covers

DIY: How to Knit or Crochet “Swiffer” Covers

Image © handknitted4you Most disposable stuff just sucks. Seriously, it really does. Society's love of single-use items like disposable coffee pods, diapers, and cutlery has created so much

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Leonardo Criolani’s Broken Cymbal Lamps Will Bring a Rock ‘n Roll Edge to Any Room

Leonardo Criolani’s Broken Cymbal Lamps Will Bring a Rock ‘n Roll Edge to Any Room

From music to light—Leonardo Criolani turns broken drum cymbals into sweet pendant and wall lamps. The lamps come in different sizes depending on what's around—all the cymbals are reclaimed—and can

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